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the Modi government has no excuses for not fulfilling its promises, Saurabh Goyal Noida Apropos ? ? quite cold, punched the air and then went to seek out his parents in the crowd. the most divided state of India. particularly in a two-party state where he did not have the advantage of an election symbol and had to rely on his own credibility?5 years) and the excellent five-year growth period, Per capita income in the bad 2011 year ($1552) was more than three times the level of income in 2002 ($491)." he said.

earlier this year approved a proposal for direct election of village sarpanch, News18. around 40, Since the ruling dispensation already has over 55 percent of the total votes of the Electoral College, Also present was Modi, AAP demands an immediate clarification from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 2007, “In the present case, The Sea Guardian is a variant of the tested MQ-9 platform which allows for greater interoperability with US and allied forces, The US "looks forward to completing the deal for transferring Sea Guardian unmanned drones.

with Dharam Singh as the Congress chief minister. All this gave the Gowda family image a severe beating and led to a five-year BJP rule from 2008. singer Neha Bhasin says she believes in reinventing herself with every track. 2016 4:12 pm Neha Bhasin says she believes in reinventing herself with every track. He not only broke a lengthy dry spell in the process but he also made Grammy history by snagging best rap album at the ceremony as the first time the accolade has gone to a streamed-only album. (Source: Reuters) Top News Dutch teenager Max Verstappen set the pace in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday as Red Bull continued to dominate ahead of qualifying at the Marina Bay street circuit. to also help him to recover his touch.This is what Rahul and the Congress need – respite from a chain of defeats Defeat can become a habit Obviously there is no reason for a Gandhi to helm the Congress Dynastic succession rules out the possibility of the most meritorious to emerge at the top But the Congress can’t break away from the tradition of dynastic succession – it is the glue which holds the party from splintering Since the most meritorious can’t inherit the leadership mantle it only makes sense to have the best in the family lead the party There is nothing to suggest that Priyanka is the most meritorious in her generation of Gandhis All that we have seen of her is the occasional sound bites she provides on her forays into the Amethi constituency She does portray a certain spunk and feistiness All these don’t a leader make Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi Reuters But at least she isn’t scarred by ignominious defeats nor does her persona invite derision as Rahul unfortunately does Because she is still untested she holds out a promise All this could help galvanise Congress workers or lure back those who have deserted it It is said Kishor suggested Priyanka’s name for Uttar Pradesh because she could rally the Brahmins behind the party They were once the party’s most loyal supporters Among all social groups the Congress polls the highest percentage of votes from the Brahmins even now They are also said to be miffed with the BJP’s concerted attempts to woo the OBCs and Dalits It is also argued that once the Brahmins return to the Congress the Muslims might consider the party as a serious option As such the minorities vote a party whose support base includes at least one dominant caste Their voting decision also involves judging which party is best suited to defeat the BJP But all these calculations are just on paper so to speak Priyanka may or may not help realise the coming together of Brahmins and Muslims Yet as others would say it is better to at least have a script a plan on paper than to go around wildly throwing blows in the already crowded theatre of UP Should the Congress under Priyanka perform reasonably well it could turn its attention on raiding Gujarat which has been seething with rural discontent In the 2012 Assembly elections there the Congress won in 49 rural constituencies as against the BJP’s 45 Now even urban Gujarat has been rocked because of the Patel agitation This social group has been among the most steadfast supporters of the BJP But more than anything else the Congress needs an enduring purpose often called historic reason to justify its existence In post-Independence India the party’s legacy of having spearheaded the national movement stood it in good stead It then transformed itself into a party best suited to provide governance But this purpose has lost its sheen because of the scams plaguing the Congress Some would say that in contrast to the BJP it represents the Indian version of secularism and plurality that it represents liberal values which the BJP doesn’t Yet even on this score it has appeared terribly confused It voted to suspend AIMIM member from the Maharashtra Assembly who refused to chant the slogan of Bharat Mata Ki Jai No less than Congress leader Digvijay Singh preened that Congress-ruled states were the first to ban cow-slaughter in the fifties The Congress state unit of Gujarat recently demanded to declare the cow as the national animal Then again outgoing Assam CMTarun Gogoi played the soft Hindutva card in the 2011 Assembly elections in a counter-response to Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF garnering Muslims A soft Hindu card only legitimises the BJP’s Hindutva so evident from the time Indira Gandhi tried to build a Hindu constituency after she received a drubbing in the post-Emergency elections So what the Congress needs is a leadership change Reluctant to pass the baton of power to anyone other than the Gandhis it can’t but ask Priyanka to become the party’s face in UP It has to overcome its own fear of failure And yes it has to acquire ideological clarity (Ajaz Ashraf is a journalist in Delhi His novel The Hour Before Dawn has as its backdrop the demolition of the Babri Masjid It is available in bookstores) given that it was facing triple incumbency. pic. 2017 11:38 am Antonio Conte as left saluting his side on Sunday after they edged Tottenham Hotspur 2-1.

The Delhi government moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking modification of its 11 November order refusing to exempt women and two-wheelers from the odd-even car rationing scheme to tackle — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 7, On October 11, the 18-member squad is well-prepared to vie for top honours. So much so that railway officials privately admit whether it’s commercially viable to continue running these trains given that the cost of construction of one rake of the Tejas Express is Rs 75 crore.Speaking to Hindustan Times on condition of anonymity a senior railway official said it mayhave been more of an emotive rather than commercialdecision to run the service in the first place "Introducing Tejas Express may have been premature The general sentiment is that such a luxury train may not work on shorter routes and would have better demand on longer routes In the case of Goa as well as Ahmedabad the time saved by travelling in Tejas is not more than two hours than the existing train options The money spent however is more than double" the official said Vandals attack If passengers weren’t shunning the train altogether they were vandalising it On its very first journey vandals attacked the Tejas Express damagingthe LCD screens stealing headphones soiling the toilets and littering all over the train A report in The Asian Agequotedamaintenance staff aboard the train as saying "The floor of the train was littered with cups pet bottles wrappers and bags of chips which we had to clean up at the end of the journey The amount of garbage found aboard Tejas was just like on any other train" Railway officials however said that not much should be looked into these incidents "These are teething troubles that will be sorted out within a few days We need to celebrate a train that will eventually change the way India travels" anofficial was quoted as saying by a report onMumbai Mirror Food unsuitable for human consumption Another major problemis the food itself This was termed "unsuitable for human consumption" by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in a report earlier this year The CAG audit which looked at 74 trains and 80 railway stations regarding all aspects of quality hygiene and affordability of catering services found that "contaminated foodstuffs recycled foodstuffs shelf life expired packaged and bottled items unauthorised brands of water bottles etc, To put this in perspective,obviously the question of advancement in technological progress does not arise, it says The article says that the government should establish certain measures in the peoples interest including a strict price control regime to prevent reckless profiteeringthe liberal use of compulsory licenceparticularly by using public sector firms in manufacturing medicinesabolition of loan-licence manufacturing and an appropriate policy for encouraging bulk drug manufacturing by Indian companies Instead of the automatic approval of FDIit says that the Foreign Investment Promotion Board should restrict foreign shareholding up to 26 per cent Chain reaction ANOTHER article in Peoples Democracy focuses on first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster It argues that the cosy relationship between the nuclear industry and its regulators in Japan had led to all warnings (including those of earthquakes and tsunamis) being ignored and that a similar situation exists in India [The Indian nuclear energy programmeas observed in Japansuffers from a similar combination of technology hubris and cohabitation between the regulator and the nuclear plants In India[the AERB is still a part of the Atomic Energy Commission and even in the new act introduced in Parliamentit will be subservient to the commission?

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